Monthly Archives: April 2012

Which Supplements to Take??

April 20, 2012 – 4:04 pm

Another common scenario I see is over supplementation.  Heeding too much of the “take this, take that” advice can lead to one walking through my door with a bag overflowing with supplements.  Supplements are excellent to take when deficient or helping the body to regain balance, but ultimately we are creatures that were created with […]

An Unconventional Recipe

April 16, 2012 – 9:19 pm

Sometimes the sweetest meals are created at whim. I had originally found it at a local farmer’s market.  A spaghetti squash almost rolled right off the rack at me, and I knew it was time to experiment.  I had never purchased, baked, or eaten a spaghetti squash before, but had recently seen it as the […]

The Pediatric Disease with Geriatric Consequences: Osteoporosis

April 6, 2012 – 3:48 pm

Close to a quarter of those who have a hip fracture due to brittle, porous bones (part of what defines osteoporosis) will die within a year.  It is generally thought to be a disease of the elderly, but can strike at any age, and, as we start losing bone in our mid-30’s, it is a […]

Antioxidative Power

April 5, 2012 – 4:07 pm

Free radicals come from the environment in the form of sunlight, radiation, x-rays, pesticides, and solvents. Free radicals are also produced in our bodies during natural chemical reactions, such as the cellular production of energy. There is no area of the body left unaffected by free radicals.  These nasty scavengers can destroy the inner lining […]

Zucchini Pancakes

April 2, 2012 – 5:00 pm

I’m venturing out in the world of cooking: having grown tired of grains, I’ve decided to attempt a grain-free pancake. Nutritional plans that exclude grains from the diet are gaining more recognition as we’re rocked by a diabetes epidemic, have far too much adipose tissue bulging over our belts, and are chronically dealing with gastrointestinal complaints.  Both […]